Brooks Senior Leadership Announced

Maria Fitzpatrick, Jamila Michener, Kelly Musick, Jeff Neiderdippe

Message from Colleen Barry, Dean, Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

I am pleased to announce our terrific Brooks School senior leadership team:

  • Maria Fitzpatrick – Brooks Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Jamila Michener – Brooks Associate Dean for Public Engagement
  • Kelly Musick – Brooks Associate Dean for Research 
  • Jeff Niederdeppe – Brooks Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Craig Higgins – Brooks Associate Dean for Administration (while continuing in this same role in CHE)
  • Sandy Dhimitri – Brooks Assistant Dean for Human Resources (while continuing in this same role in CHE)
  • Haley Weiss – Brooks Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development
  • Jim Hanchett – Brooks Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing (beginning on January 3, 2022)

I am also very pleased to announce that Matthew Hall has moved into the role of Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).  Matt will continue in his leadership role as Director of the Cornell Population Center.  Thank you to Matt for his service in these critical leadership roles. 

Other Brooks School leadership roles will continue as follows:

  • John Cawley, Director, Cornell in Washington
  • Steve Israel, Director, Institute for Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA)
  • Doug Kriner, Faculty Director, IOPGA
  • Sean Nicholson, Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration
  • Tom O’Toole, CIPA Executive Director
  • Sharon Sassler, Director, Undergraduate Studies
  • Mariya Thompson, Sloan Director of Executive Education
  • Laura Tach, Director, Graduate Studies

In addition, I am pleased to announce that the Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) will move into the Brooks School from the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Jamila Michener and Jeff Niederdeppe will continue as Directors of CCHEq along with Monika Safford at Weill Cornell Medicine.  To learn more about the important work being conducted by the Center, see here:

As we move through the start-up phase establishing Brooks as a leading school of public policy, I am confident that the vision, energy, and hard work of this stellar group will lay the foundation for our long-term success.